Maryland Drivers Scramble for Cash as Money Falls From Armored Truck on Highway

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Some Halloween drivers got an early treat in Maryland when a bag of cash fell from an armored truck Friday morning, sending drivers scrambling into the roadway after the floating greenbacks.

An armored vehicle was headed north on Route 270 in Frederick, Md., when a door lock malfunctioned and a bag loaded with cash to flew into the roadway around 8 a.m., Maryland State Police said in a news release.

The driver pulled over, but by that time, several motorists had also run into the busy highway to collect the free-floating cash. Most of the drivers chasing twenty-dollar bills stopped their cars in the middle of the highway during the morning rush hour, said Greg Shipley, a State Police spokesman.

Shipley said no one was injured and there were no crashes on the highway, one of the main arteries heading into Washington, D.C.

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